Will hopefully be playing in a semi-local friend’s game starting next month so here’s the character I came up with for that. :D
Alejandro de Monçada, Chaotic Good Bard. Plays the flamenco guitar and sings, and is ‘pretty handy’ (i.e. utterly lethal) with his rapier and parrying dagger (mechanically a buckler). Heir to the noble and venerable House de Monçada and absolutely NOT the bastard half-brother of the true heir de Monçada and merely pretending to be a proper aristocrat to fleece the nobility of foreign lands, how dare you imply such a thing. Alarmingly good at games of chance, particularly for an ostensibly respectable aristocrat. An utter skinflint with anyone who can afford to be brought down a peg, but a generous tipper toward those in service jobs (tavern servers, particularly). Quietly sends money when he can to a middle-aged common woman (and former tavern maid) in his home country who lives quite near to the Casa de Monçada and to whom he- such a coincidence! -bears a bit of a resemblance… along with his noble father of course. Speaks with a perfectly natural accent that is not at all exaggerated to enhance his foreign mystique. Sounds somewhere between Inigo Montoya and Antonio Banderas.
“I never lie to a friend, a lover, or a priest…. though I have been known to exaggerate.”